Bride Falls 1,000 Ft Down Mountain and Survives

June 14, 2018
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By Kayla Jardine

This was never how Magdalena Czarnecka and her husband, Michael Wangrat, saw their honeymoon going, but the adventurous pair are just happy to be OK. 

The newlyweds, who run an adventure page NomadExplorers, from Poland were celebrating their honeymoon by going on a 1-year trip, starting with exploring the Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Only a month into their climbing adventure, disaster struck. 

Michael, 34, stayed at base camp to rest, while Magdalena, 29, continued to climb with her cousin, Marek Paleski. 

The two reached a ridge around 17,000 feet up when Marek slipped, pulling both women tumbling down the mountain. 

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1,000 feet later, they landed in a crevasse on a glacier. It wasn’t until the next morning that Marek was even able to climb back to base camp and get help for the injured bride. 

Hours after Magdelena took a devastating fall, she was airlifted to a hospital where she underwent a 4-hour surgery to add rods and a plate to stabilize her bones and skull. 

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Michael told Radio.com that "Magda is very optimistic person and we hope to get back to our adventures and to continue our honeymoon as soon as she will be able to."

He added that it’ll be less extreme this time.